┌── George Hinshaw │ 1775-1862 ┌── Jehu Hinshaw ──────────────────┤ │ 1819-1903 │ │ └── Susannah Johnson │ 1790-1876 Alonzo Hinshaw ─────────┤ B: 1857 │ ┌── William Beeler D: 1943 │ │ └── Cynthia Ann Elizabeth Beeler ──┤ 1821-1858 │ └── Mary Hall M: America Olive Bigger ├── Lewis Everett Hinshaw (1882-1960) 1,2,3 ├── Earl Claude Hinshaw (1887-1895) 1,3 ├── Elsie Mable Hinshaw (1889-1987) 1,2,3 ├── Margaret Francetta Hinshaw (1890-1979) 1,2,3 └── Nelle Ruth Hinshaw (1895-1967) 1,2,3,4
|Alonzo Hinshaw [ID 00548]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Oct 12 1857, Eureka, Kansas Township, Woodford County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Alonzo was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), living in the household of Leaman & America O. Beeny in Kansas Township, Woodford County, Illinois:8
He married America Olive Bigger1,3,5,11 [Ollie Bigger3, Olivia A. Bigger12, Mrs. America Beaney11], Mar 12 18861,3,5,11 [18801,3,5], Bates County, Missouri1,3,5,11. America, daughter of Samuel Chase Bigger & Margaret Ann Walston1,3,8,9,10, was born Jun 20 18601,3,8,9,10 [Jun - 18592], Hudson, McLean County, Illinois1,3,8,9,10.
America Olive had been previously married to Lemen Beeney (Sep 16 1875, McLean County, Illinois).8,12,13 Note that Alonzo had been living in the Beeney household in 1880.8
Alonzo and America Olive moved to Delevan, Kansas and soon purchased a farm between Olive Branch and Wilsey, Morris County, Kansas.3
Besides being a farmer, Alonzo was also a stone mason and made many of the cellars in Morris County.3
Alonzo was a very strong man and it was said that he could lift a ladder over his head with a full-grown man on the top. He was tall and slender, with brown hair and a mustache.3
America Olive was crippled with one painful leg for much of her adult life. It is believed that about 1895, America Olive was seriously injured while splitting wood when a log flew into her leg.3 Another story told was that the leg injury was due to tuberculosis.3
Their son Lewis left home before 1900, leaving Alonzo without any help in the fields. His daughters related how they worked the fields like men. This may be partially why Alonzo decided to give up farming and move to town. On Oct 24 1904 he purchased a home in town on First Street with several acres of land from America Olive's sister, Cynthia A. Adams. He rented-out the farm to Lewis Schmidlapt, who later purchased the farm after Alonzo's death.3
Alonzo and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 3 1900), Wilsey, Morris County, Kansas:2
Alonzo and family were again shown in the 1910 census (May 9 1910), Wilsey, Morris County, Kansas:4
Alonzo and America were again shown in the 1920 census (Apr 16 1920), Wilsey, Morris County, Kansas:9
Alonzo and America were again shown in the 1930 census (Apr 29 1930), Morris County, Kansas:10
Alonzo Hinshaw died Dec 30 1943, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas; buried Wilsey Cemetery, Wilsey, Morris County, Kansas.3
Alonzo's obituary appeared in the "Council Grove [Kansas] Republican" on Thursday, Dec 30 1943:3
ALONZO HINSHAW DEAD
Wilsey Man Retired from the Farm 20 Years Ago - Dies in Topeka
Alonzo Hinshaw, a pioneer resident of Wilsey, died early this morning in Topeka. He had gone to the state capital about three months ago to make his home with a daughter, Mrs. Martie [sic - Margie] Vining. Mr. Hinshaw was 80 years old and had lived near Wilsey for 50 or 60 years. He had been retired from the farm for at least 20 years.
The surviving children are Mrs. LeRoy Hudson of Wilsey, Mrs. Elsie Brady of Kansas City, and Lewis Hinshaw of Louisiana. Mrs. Hudson and her daughter went to Topeka this morning, where funeral arrangements will be planned.
After Alonzo died, America Olive moved in with her daughter Elsie Mable and lived with her for many years.3
America died Jan 25 1958, at a nursing home in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas; buried Wilsey Cemetery, Wilsey, Kansas.3
America Olive's obituary appeared Monday, January 27, 1958:3
Mrs. Henshaw, 97, Dies Saturday
Mrs. America Olive Henshaw, one of Morris County's oldest residents passed away here late Saturday evening. She was 97 years old.
Mrs. Henshaw had lived in the Wilsey community the past 75 years. She was born at Bloomington, Ill., June 20, 1860.
Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Mable Brady of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Margie Vining of Topeka and Mrs. Nellie Hudson of Wilsey, and one son, Lewis Henshaw of Biloxi, Miss. She leaves also 24 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church at Wilsey, with Bro. Frank Anderson in charge. Burial was in the Wilsey cemetery.
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